Developing Web-Based Foreign Language Learning Environments (2001)

    • June 11-22, 2001
    • Director(s): Stephen Fleming
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    In two weeks, participants will acquire a working knowledge of the following issues in Web-based foreign language course design:

    o Pedagogic orientation / approach
    o Matching approach with available technologies
    o Adaptive design of course tools within the 3-tier client/server framework
    o Course administration
    o Course delivery / instruction
    o Evaluation of student performance
    o Formative evaluation of course

    Working adaptively from an existing model, each team of participants will design and produce a prototype for a freestanding Web-based language course for advanced learners, comprising a curricular outline, an interface design (or “course shell”), and at least one functional unit. Participants will also commit to participate in a videoconference in December 2001 to share the results of the implementation of the course designed at the workshop.